MAG Aerospace MC-208 Guardian multi-role aircraft
MAG Aerospace MC-208 Guardian multi-role aircraft

MAG Aerospace Awarded $19 Million Contract for Integration of ISR Equipment on Philippines C-208

MAG Aerospace, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a face value $19,849,304 firm-fixed-price contract modification to previously awarded contract FA8691-22-C-1000 for integration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment on C-208 aircraft, and an option for an additional integrated C-208 aircraft. Work will be performed in Titusville, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2024. This award is 100 percent Foreign Military Sales to the Philippines. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $23,853,913. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

MAG Aerospace MC-208 Guardian multi-role aircraft has been selected as one of only 5 remaining competitors for the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) new Armed Overwatch aircraft. The MC-208 Guardian boasts an impressive set of capabilities built on the well-established Cessna Caravan, offering the reliability of a pre-existing global supply chain and true multi-mission capability. The MC-208 Guardian is capable of performing aerial surveillance, close air support, casualty and medical evacuations, air mobility, and precision strike, all in one mission without the need to be reconfigured. The Guardian effectively eliminates the need to deploy and operate multiple aircraft types, conserving precious resources.

MAG Aerospace MC-208 Guardian multi-role aircraft

Fairfax, VA-based MAG Aerospace is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. MAG delivers full spectrum C5ISR Services (integration, operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 10 years, MAG has become the leading independent provider of manned/unmanned full-spectrum outsourced ISR services, with 1,700+ employees operating 200+ platforms over 150,000 flight hours annually on 6 continents.

The Cessna 208 Caravan is a utility aircraft produced by Cessna. The project was commenced on November 20, 1981, and the prototype first flew on December 9, 1982. The production model was certified by the FAA in October 1984 and its Cargomaster freighter variant was developed for FedEx. The 4 ft (1.2 m) longer 208B Super Cargomaster first flew in 1986 and was developed into the passenger 208B Grand Caravan. The strutted, high wing 208 typically seats nine passengers in its unpressurized cabin, is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A tractor turboprop and has a fixed tricycle landing gear, floats or skis. Caravans are used for flight training, commuter airlines, VIP transport, air cargo and humanitarian missions.

MAG Aerospace intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment on C-208 aircraft